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Whether you want to focus on improving aerobic, strength, or flexibility training during PE, learn how to get the most out of your fitness gear with advice found in these blogs. Physical Education teachers offer their fitness tips on incorporating traditional fitness equipment into their curriculum, while also highlighting new ideas on how to use it during class.

Why Heart Rate Monitors are Essential for Your PE Class

Heart rate monitors are a necessity for all Physical Education programs. Several years ago, I may have been the very last person in our Physical Education community to make that statement.
Students performing medicine ball exercises

25 Medicine Ball Exercises [Video]

Medicine Balls are a great way to introduce your class to weight lifting! They are available in a variety of weights, offering a challenge to students who are new to training, as well as...
Students performing resistance tubing exercises

Resistance Tubing Exercises: A Complete Workout for PE

Want to get your students a great total body workout but low on storage space for equipment? Try these resistance tubing exercises! Resistance tubing is a great way to add resistance to fitness workouts...
Slide Board Activities

5 PE Fitness Stations with Slide Boards [Video]

Slide boards are a great addition to physical education fitness stations! Transform classic fitness exercises like mountain climbers, bridge hold/hamstring curl, front lunges, side lunges, and shuffling by adding slide board activities. I’ve also included a...
Tire activity ideas for PE

Training with Tires – 5 Fresh Ideas to Add to Your PE Curriculum! (Video)

Get your students moving with indoor tire-style training designed for beginners! Gopher’s Rainbow® IntroFit™ Flip’T™ Tire Trainers are a non-intimidating, safe way to introduce students to a new weight training method. The Flip’T™ trainers are...
Snowman Lifting Weights - Holiday Themed Fitness Stations

Holiday-Themed Stations for Fitness and Fun!

Staying active and fit during the winter months can be a challenge.  As a physical education teacher, I always enjoyed opportunities to tap into themed activities that made fitness fun.  Below are some holiday...

Enhance Your Power Clean by Mastering this Key Position!

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmBie_TldxY&w=560&h=315] The Rack Position is an important position in our Athletic Development and Strength and Conditioning Programs as it is the receiving position in both the Hang and Power Clean. It's also a versatile position in...

All Core, All the Time

Check out the video examples below for 3 great core exercises that will help engage your core!  ½ Turkish Get Up The Turkish get up is one of the main exercises I utilize in all of my programs....

Meeting Target Heart Rates: Staying Fit with New Technology

View or project the entire group’s realtime heart rate data for in-the-moment feedback! The emphasis in physical education classes throughout the country is seeing a major paradigm shift from...

How To: High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) for High School Students

High Intensity Interval Training (HI2T) is the ultimate cutting-edge workout to challenge both the hardcore athlete and novice exerciser.  This high intensity interval-training format takes concepts from a “CrossFit” or “P90X” routine and incorporates...

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